A shooting involving multiple victims, including children, is being investigated by police in the north Florida town of Bell on Thursday evening (Florida time), according to local media reports.
Sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise and syphilis has hit an all-time high.
Top terrorist recruiter Mohammad Baryalei is behind an Islamic State plot to murder Australians on video, police say, sparking Australia's biggest ever counter-terrorism raids and prompting warnings of a high alert for a further 18 months.
Scotland is holding a referendum on whether it should exit the United Kingdom. Follow all the news as it develops.
The Papua New Guinea Supreme Court will on Friday rule whether an inquiry to the lawfulness of the Manus Island detention centre can continue.
All that is needed for an ISIS attack to occur in Australia is a "determined individual, a knife, an iPhone and a victim", Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Friday as he confirmed the alleged terror plot foiled in Sydney was feared to have been "within days" of being carried out.
Mitchell Pearce readily admits the nightclub incident that cost the Sydney Roosters star his place in this year NSW Origin team was a catalyst for him becoming the No.1 halfback in the NRL on recent form.
Omarjan Azari, the young man who police allege was involved in plans to publicly execute someone in Sydney, has been described as a "gentle, loving person" by his cousin, who believes the allegations do not make sense.
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